Freddie Freeman will hit baseball’s top hits for the first time. José Altuve and company are looking for more laurels.
Another Venezuelan, Luis García, seems to have already found the formula to shine in the playoffs. Houston’s other pitchers, including Framber Valdez, will face Ozzie Albies, Austin Riley and all those young Atlanta hitters.
And Dusty Baker will continue to pursue a fall managerial coronation.
Braves-Astros, a lot of flavor in this World Series, in which even a father will face his son.
A duel that took six decades to develop will confront two teams that made it to the military in the National League and have met more than 700 times, including five in the playoffs.
Just remember Hank Aaron and Jimmy Wynn fighting a Home Run Derby at the Astrodome. Or Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz facing off against Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio on a June night.
Due to the schedule and COVID-19, the Astros and Braves have not met since 2017. They will collide on Tuesday, in the first game of the Fall Classic, in Houston.